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By amy on September 20, 2011
I banned a word from my household. Masterpiece. I don’t wanna hear it again. But the sorry truth is, I was the one who started saying it. “oh, sweetie! What a beautiful drawing! It’s a masterpiece!” So, like any kid who hears time and again that their art/writing/music is a masterpiece, my girls started thinking [...]
By amy on September 13, 2011
It’s funny because, as novel as each summer seems, it turns out they are much the same every year. Beaches, ice cream, and carousels are recurring themes, with lots of sweat, laughs, and water play in between. sketching the view from the top a big pile of water balloons that lasted approximately 2 minutes monkeys [...]
By amy on September 1, 2011
A peek behind the scenes This post isn’t one about metalsmithing or the techniques I use or the pieces I make. No, this edition of “Notes” is a peek behind the scenes of an arts festival. Here I am, in all my glory. Not exactly what you expected? Let me explain. Most days at a [...]